The Web and The Root
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The Web and The Root

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by Thomas Wolfe
     
 

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Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again, The Hills Beyond, and The Web and the Rock.

The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the

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Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again, The Hills Beyond, and The Web and the Rock.

The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the Rock, widely considered to be the book's strongest material. A prequel to You Can't Go Home Again, it is the story of George Webber's momentous journey from Libya Falls, North Carolina, to the Golden City of the North—offering vivid, sometimes cutting depictions of rural pleasures and small-town clannishness while exploring boundless urban possibility and the complex, violent undercurrents of the metropolis.

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one of his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy.”
Saturday Review
“Wolfe has written passage after passage that you want to read aloud, to memorize; no novelist since Conrad has more verbal effectiveness.”
New York Herald Tribune
“He was one of the most brilliant of them all. He had an enormous appetite for life, and a deep sensitivity.”
William Faulkner
“Among his and my contemporaries, I ranked Wolfe first.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061579554
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
663,392
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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William Faulkner
“Among his and my contemporaries, I ranked Wolfe first.”

Meet the Author

One of the most important American writers of his generation, Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His other novels include Of Time and the River and Look Homeward, Angel.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 3, 1900
Date of Death:
September 15, 1938
Place of Birth:
Asheville, North Carolina
Place of Death:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1920; M.A., Harvard University, 1922; further graduate study, 1923

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